Meet Proscenium’s Employees
Benjamin Leif Nielsen
Where were you born?
Where did you go to school? Why?
University of Waterloo. Proximity, but in retrospect it suited me, lots of ‘why’ along with the ‘how’.
What class in school has proven to be the least useful?
Dedicated class on using Form-Z.
What’s your most prized article of black clothing?
What is the best building of all time?
Zumthor’s Vals Thermae.
What are some of your favorite micro-breweries/food-trucks in Vancouver?
What do you never leave home without?
Your Great Escape would be to?
If you could only play three albums in the studio, what would they be?
They would be podcasts, not music.
What single piece of technology makes your life easier?
What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in a waiting room?
Highlights. But I try not to touch things in waiting rooms.
What word do you have trouble saying?
None, my prodigious vocabulary is matched only by my otherwise peerless elocution.
What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
Sleeping in, reading, video games and overly elaborate meals.
Wood Design Conference Presenters
This past week, Hugh and Greg presented at the Wood Design conferences in Victoria and Kelowna, respectively. They told participants about the methodology that went into designing the MEC Head Office in Vancouver. They got to talk about the advantages to using wood, a renewable and carbon capturing resource.
Here is a write-up from the Kelowna presentation: http://globalnews.ca/news/2360234/new-mountain-equipment-coop-store-in-kelowna-will-have-prominent-wood-features/
Proscenium to work with MEC creating a new flagship store
MEC has begun the process to create a new flagship store in the Vancouver Olympic Village by mid-2018. The store 45,000 sq. ft. store will be located at 2nd Avenue and Quebec Street, just steps away from the Seawall.
The building will target LEED Gold certification and feature an undulating green roof that will capture rain run off.
Langara’s Science and Technology Building’s Steel Structure
The Langara Science and Technology continues to make good progress. Below you can find some of the work that has been done on the steel structure.
Photos by Latreille Architectural Photography
Private Residence House Progress
Our project for a private residence here in Vancouver is coming along.
The front of the house has been finished in stucco and composite panels. There will be a cedar screen in front of the Master Bedroom window that will be able to slip open for more daylight or be closed for more privacy. The Living room window will have a translucent film applied to its lower 4′ for visual privacy while still allowing in daylight.
Meet Proscenium’s Employees!
Name? Shereen Chak
Where were you born? Toronto, Ontario
Where did you go to school? Why? I went to University of British Columbia for Architecture school. I believe that sustainability and awareness of the natural environment is important for design, plus I love how beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver is!
What class in school has proven to be the least useful? Philosophy of Art. it has not proved useful so far.
What’s your most prized article of black clothing? My black jeans, because I can almost wear it anytime anywhere.
What is the best building of all time? Wang Shu- New Academy of Art and Sanaa Architects- Rolex Learning Center
What are some of your favourite micro-breweries/food-trucks in Vancouver? Tacofino
Your Great Escape would be to? Botswana
What single piece of technology makes your life easier? GPS
What word do you have trouble saying? Worcestershire sauce
What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday? Snowboarding up in Whistler and then soaking in a hot tub